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Only a short drive stands between you and a chance to escape the cement jungle of everyday life! Numerous campgrounds are located within Strathcona County - offering you the perfect chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyone life while enjoying the outdoors.

Elk Island Retreat

54371 Range Road 205

Whether you're simply looking for a unique camping experience with family and friends or for a taste of our country's native history, you will find it at the Elk Island Retreat. Elk Island Retreat is the only campground in Strathcona County that offers tipi camping. Guests can book any of the 5 tipis for overnight camping in advance or can book a day use site. Trapper cabins are also available. These rustic log framed cabins have 12 wooden built-in bunks, wooden floors and a wood burning stove to provide comfortable year round camping opportunities. Each cabin also features a picnic shelter, fire pit, stocked woodshed and propane barbecue.  Tree covered tenting sites are also available and firewood is included in the tenting rates. Thirty-six fully serviced RV sites are also offered at daily, weekly and monthly rates. Aboriginal resources persons provide Aboriginal cultural programs at the Elk Island Retreat. Guests can enhance their camping experience by learning more about the Aboriginal culture through programs and activities provided right at your site.

For more information visit or call 780-998-0708.

Half Moon Lake Resort

21524 Township Road 520

Half Moon Lake is a picturesque crescent shaped body of water located just 15 minutes east of Highway 21, south of Highway 630. Half Moon Lake Resort, open during the summer months, has campsites, a developed beach, and boat launch for those looking for summer water excitement.

For more information, visit or call 780-922-3045.

Kawtikh Retreat and Campground

51380B Range Road 205

Offering private, tree-lined lakefront RV sites for seasonal or overnight use, Kawtikh RV Retreat gives RV vacationers who want a holiday destination a rare chance to get back to what matters most—reconnecting with family and friends and of course, the outdoors!  Located 40 minutes from downtown Edmonton, Kawtikh RV Retreat offers convenient access to numerous area attractions. Visitors are encouraged to book both overnight camping and long term camping in advance.

For more information, visit or call 780-922-5168.

Sandy Beach Campground

Elk Island National Park

Sandy Beach Campground is located in the Astotin Lake Area of Elk Island National Park. The campground offers 77 semi-services sites (15 walk-in tenting, 23 recreational vehicles and 39 general purpose sites) as well as an un-serviced overflow area. Flush toilets, free showers, and picnic shelters are located in the main portion of the campground, firewood is provided, however is unsplit, so bring an axe. Visitors are strongly encouraged to book their sites in advance.

For more information, visit or call 780-992-2950.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan

Friends, families, schools and groups can camp in tent campsites, sleep in eight person bunkhouses or stay in a modern pine lodge setting. The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is perfect for family outings, company retreats or family reunions.

For more information, call  780-922-3939.

Sherwood Forest Campground

23242 Highway 14

For more information, call 780-467-3329.

Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre

South Cooking Lake

For more information, call 780-922-2457.




Last updated: Friday, June 03, 2016
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